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Fame Is a Fickle Business

Donald Macleod concludes his exploration of the life and work of JC Bach, the youngest son of Johann Sebastian.

He tells the story of JC Bach's decline. Johann Christian was famous - the toast of 18th century London society, music master and friend of Queen Charlotte, musical mentor to Mozart. Yet when he died, he left substantial debts and was buried in an unmarked grave, with only four people present.

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Fri 2 May 2014 18:30

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